- Never enough time to knit, never enough time to read, never enough time to blog, just never enough time, period.
- Never enough clothes that fit. I’m too small for maternity clothes, too big for pre-preg clothes, and too cheap to buy stuff that will fit me right now, hoping as I am that I will lose the last 9 lbs. shortly. Of course if I don’t stop eating crap that’s bad for me, I might get there sooner.
- Speaking of which, there is absolutely NO time to workout, though we do take a spin around the neighborhood nearly every day, and carrying around an almost-6-month-old all day has just got to burn some calories. It has to count for something or I might cry.
- There’s never enough clean cloth diapers. I do laundry nearly every day.
- There is, most definitely, NEVER enough sleep. Never enough naps, never uninterrupted snoozing.
- Never enough money. How is it that we still have to live paycheck to paycheck even with R. Darling’s good job and the fact that I never go anywhere anymore or spend money on myself (at all, ever)?
- There are never enough photos of Knittymunchkin. I take as many as I can, but I know that someday I will still regret not taking more. Especially pictures of us with him. We have maybe 2 of those each :(
- There are never enough opportunities to hear my little boy laugh each day. My face hurts sometimes from giggling along with his latest game.
- Never enough time for the garden. It looks dried out and awful and it makes me sad how the weeds are taking over.
- There are never enough people in my world for whom to knit. I love to knit for other people but no one in my family appreciates hand knits (except for R. Darling, but seriously, how many hats and scarves can he really wear?). Do any of you know someone who would like a handknit? There’s only certain kinds of things I can knit for charity, and so many unsuitable patterns I’d love to try. But what to do with the finished item? I can’t wear it all!
- Never enough ways to keep my little one occupied during the day! He’s like a sponge, greedy for more stuff to soak up, and gets bored of the “usual” games so readily these days.
I was excited to try this one as it is one of R. Darling’s Grandma’s recipes, and rhubarb (incredibly plentiful in my garden, despite neglect) is one of my all time favorite dessert components. Unfortunately, the recipe didn’t live up to the hype (sorry Grandma!). R. Darling gave it a 6, saying it needed more rhubarb, and I gave it a 6 too because the raspberry jello made it taste too much like raspberry and not enough like rhubarb. Meh. I won’t be making this again. But at least I satisfied my curiosity and I am 3 recipes down out of my goal of 10.
R. Darling starts 2 weeks of vacation beginning tomorrow (though we have tons of scheduled appointments and he’s got 3 overtime shifts during his “vacation”). I am so excited to maybe get a little extra time for some knitting and maybe a little work in the garden. I’d like to finish my book too. Just the psychological value of having an extra pair of hands during the day taking care of Knittymunchkin will be priceless for me.
Hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation too!